By Rebecca Barnes, Prince William Living
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Spring is right around the corner, and what a perfect time to enjoy the great outdoors with friends and family. One of the best ways to take advantage of the beautiful weather is by planning a picnic. With a little preparation, you can have a fun and memorable outdoor meal that everyone will enjoy. Here are some tips on how to plan the perfect spring picnic:
Choose the right location
The first step in planning a picnic is choosing the right location. Consider a park, beach, or even your own backyard. Look for a spot with plenty of shade, grassy areas for lounging, and a nearby bathroom. Follow this link for a full list of local spots!
Make a guest list
Decide the number of guests you would like to invite and create a list. This will help you plan the amount of food, drinks, and supplies you will need.
Decide on the menu for your picnic. Keep in mind that you will need to transport your food, so choose easy-to-pack and transport dishes. Sandwiches, salads, and fruits are all great options. Consider also bringing drinks like lemonade, water, or iced tea.
Pack the right supplies
Make sure you have all the supplies, including a blanket, plates, napkins, utensils, and cups. It’s also a good idea to bring a cooler with ice to keep your food and drinks cold.
Bring along some entertainment to make your picnic more fun. This can include games like frisbee or volleyball or even a portable speaker to play music.
Be prepared for weather changes
Spring weather can be unpredictable, so it’s important to be prepared for any changes. Pack a light rain jacket or umbrella, just in case it starts to rain.
Clean up after yourself:
It’s important to leave the area where you have your picnic clean and free of litter. Pack extra trash bags, and be sure to clean up all of your supplies before you leave.
With these tips, you can plan the perfect spring picnic everyone will enjoy. Don’t forget to relax, have fun, and make memories with your loved ones.
Rebecca Barnes is the Publisher of Prince William Living magazine and Brides & Weddings magazine. She is a lifelong resident of Prince William County and a volunteer with OWL VFD. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, being a Grandma, visiting Walt Disney World, blogging at Sightseeing Sidekick, reading, and sleeping.